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Text Filter

Text Filter enables you to filter the items based on value typing in text box. To configure text filter, a minimum requirement of 1 column is needed.

TextFilter

How to configure table data to text filter?

The following procedure explains the data configuration of the Text filter:

  1. Drag and drop the Text Filter widget from the toolbox into the design panel and resize it to your required size. You can find the widget in the toolbox by search.

TextFilter

  1. Click the Data Source button in the configuration panel.

Data button

  1. Click the CREATE NEW button to launch a new connection from the connection type panel.

Data source button

  1. In the connection type panel, click any one (Here, the Microsoft Excel Connection type is selected for demonstration) of the listed connection type button shown.

Data source list

  1. In the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel, fill the connection type and related details. Click the Preview & Connect button.

Connect button

  1. Drag your preferred table or view from the left pane from the data design view, click the Save button.

Virtual table

  1. Click the Properties button in the configuration panel, property pane opens.

Designer properties

  1. Now, switch to the ASSIGN DATA tab.

TextFilter Datatab

  1. The ASSIGN DATA tab will be opened with the available dimensions from the connected data source.

TextFilter Assign Datatab

Adding Values

You can add the Dimensions to the Column section by dragging and dropping the required column.

TextFilter Assign Datatab

Renaming field

The configured field name can be edited by using the Rename option provided in the settings menu.

TextFilter Rename

Filtering Options

The text filter widget allows you to apply filtering for slave widgets by below filtering options.

Contains

It perform contains operation. By default, the text filter filtering option will be contains.

Syntax: [text]

TextFilter contains

Starts With

It performs starts with operation.

Syntax: [text]*

TextFilter starts with option

Ends With

It performs ends with operation.

Syntax: *[text]

TextFilter ends with option

You can apply filter by initial selection.

TextFilter Initial Selection

How to format Text Filter?

You can format the text filter for a better illustration of the view that you require through the settings available in the Properties tab. This pane can be opened from the design view by clicking the Settings icon at the top right corner of the widget.

General Settings

General Settings

Name

This allows you to set the title for this text filter widget.

Subtitle

This allows you to set the subtitle for this text filter widget.

Description

This allows you to set the brief explanation about this text filter widget.

Filter

Filter

Act as Master Widget

This allows you to define this text filter widget as a master widget such that its filter action can be made to listen by other widgets in the dashboard.

Ignore Filter Actions

This allows you to define this text filter widget to ignore responding to the filter actions applied on other widgets in dashboard.

Enable Hierarchical Filtering

Using this option, you can enable or disable hierarchical top N filtering. While applying the Top N filter with multiple dimension columns, the data returned can be customized based on whether the filtering needs to be done as flat or based on the hierarchy of dimension columns added.

When Enable Hierarchical Filtering is enabled, the Top N will be applied for each individual column separately based on the number set for each column.

Container Appearance

Container Appearance

Title Alignment

This allows you to handle the alignment of widget title to either left, center, or right.

Title Color

This allows you to apply the text color to the widget title.

Title Auto Font Size

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the title will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Title Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 44.

Subtitle Auto Font Size

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the subtitle will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Subtitle Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 32.

Show Border

This allows you to toggle the visibility of border surrounding the widget.

Corner Radius

This allows you to apply the specified radius to the widget corners if the Show Border is enabled. Value can be between 0 and 10.

Background Color

This allows you to set the background color to the text filter widget.

Transparency

This property allows you to specifies the transparency for the background color.

Show Shadow

This property allows you to toggle the visibility of shadow for text filter widget.

Container actions

Container Actions

Show Header

This allows you to enable or disable the widget title of the text filter widget.

Enable Comments

This allows you to enable or disable comment for the dashboard widget. For more details, refer to this link.